Filmmaker Michael Moore stopped by The Last Word Thursday night to discuss the Supreme Court's landmark decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act. I got a chance to talk with Mr. Moore after the show about a blog post on his site. Check out his Very Last Word above.
The Occupy Wall Street movement now extends well beyond the confines of Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan. Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore discusses the "assault on the middle class" with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell. To him, the real "clean-up needs to happen on Wall Street."
Today, protesters entered day 13 of camping out on Wall Street in New York City’s financial district. It's been a 24/7 demonstration, with crowds sleeping in parks and marching the rest of the time.
It doesn't show any signs of waning — quite the opposite, in fact. Two major labor unions are now backing the Occupy Wall Street movement. Members of The New York Transit Workers Union voted last night to support protestors and The Industrial Workers of the World are also on board. It also spawned similar protests in Chicago.
We spent half of Tuesday's show talking to filmmaker Michael Moore. Lawrence spoke to him on a range of topics from Medicare to how the government can bring troops home from Afghanistan. In the middle of their lengthy interview, Moore asked Lawrence about NBC's response to his criticism of fellow employee, Donald Trump. Watch the video for Lawrence's reaction.
The second half of our exclusive interview with Michael Moore airs tonight at 10pm ET. After recently hanging out with us on the set, we asked him to tape a special promo for The Last Word. Take note his impeccably-timed eyebrow raise.
Director/activist Michael Moore dissected President Obama's problems in Washington and offered advice on how to win back voters in 2012. He was on the set with Lawrence last night, and he delivered a warning message to the president: get it together or you'll be out of a job.
"Here's what [Obama] doesn't get: when your opponent states clearly that our number one job in the next two years is to make sure you don't have a second term, our number one job is to defeat you and to embarrass you, you don't respond with kumbaya, let's hold hands," said Moore.
"He doesn't understand is that they are going to go after him relentlessly. And they're going to call him a socialist or a Kenyan or a tribesman. If he responds weakly, like a weakling, they won't be calling him Mr. President any more. He's going to be unemployed in 2012."
Moore also advised Democrats to "get some gumption."